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Superman (1987-2006) #1 [Kindle Edition]

John Byrne
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (344 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Superman’s first adventure following the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS mega-event just may be his last as he comes face-to-face with Metallo, the Man with the Kryptonite Heart!


Product Details

  • File Size: 12696 KB
  • Print Length: 25 pages
  • Publisher: DC (June 12, 2013)
  • Sold by: DC Comics
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BWG9QP6
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,631 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
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There seems to be a bit of confusion out there as to just what this issue is, exactly; for those who care:

Back in 1986, DC Comics undertook what was supposed to be a reboot and simplification of their universe after the events of "Crisis on Infinite Earths". (It turned out to be just the first of many such attempts, the latest of which is the so-called "New 52".)

In '87, DC tried to have their cake and eat it, too, which turned out to be a mixed blessing. Some titles, for example "Wonder Woman", were TRUE reboots where the character's origin (if not entirely reinvented) was retold and the character reintroduced into the universe as if none of the other characters had ever met them. Some, like "Superman", while starting over again with a new #1 issue, were supposed to have had years of history in the universe already.

When this "Superman #1" came out, there had already been a six-issue mini-series called "Man of Steel" which retold the origin (rocketed to Earth from Krypton as a baby, duh), had Superman's first meetings with characters like Batman, and retold versions of some classic stories (Lori Lemaris). So, by the time this issue came out, even in the "new" continuity, Superman had supposedly had years of history.

Even though fan favorite John Byrne was apparently given control of the Superman reboot, I've always felt his hands must have been tied a bit. While he did an admirable job of trying to modernize Superman a bit, I believe the end result wasn't very well done. Byrne left the line after a few short years, and Superman continued much the same afterward. Even many of Byrne's meager changes were gone pretty quickly.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superman#1 April 8, 2013
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A modern day classic. Before Perez there was Byrne. One of the iconic artists of our time, his style is unmistakable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!!! November 22, 2013
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This one blew me away. I love Superman and absolutely love comics with him. I hadn't read this one yet and saw it here for FREE and thought "what have i got to lose?" I was very pleased with this. Artwork is top notch and story was wonderful. If you are a fan of Superman this one is a must have.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Got it for the art... November 29, 2013
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Read this series when it was in print and I loved it. I got this on my iPad just for the art.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great comic! October 5, 2013
By Shane
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I greatly enjoy John Byrne's storytelling & his art. He did a magnificent job in sharing the character of Superman.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great comic September 30, 2013
By david
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Awesome little comic. I suggest that everyone should get it. If you're a comic lover and super fan that is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Later generation man o' steel October 29, 2013
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Well illustrated, story line okay but not all that exciting. For real Superman-fans, not so much the casual comic book reader.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Restart of the Superman series October 27, 2013
By Drew B.
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All these old comics are a bit dated and mild by today's standards but Superman #1 (1987) holds up to the time test very well. It introduces a handful of then "secrets" about Superman's origin and make-up. These are all common knowledge now but it is a decent story and reveals most of Metallo's origin story in flashbacks, which is cool. Definitely worth the 1 dollar digital price.
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